Saturday, July 30, 2011

Papertrey Ink Make It Mondays

Hey scrappers. I'm here to share a card I made for Papertrey Ink's 'Make It Monday'. This week we were asked to "color" with white ink. Something new to me, so I thought I should give it a shot.

I stamped the little ghost on kraft cardstock and then with a sponge dabber I colored in the image. Using my stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped the ghost again. The white ink really lightens up the stamped image, so I tried to brighten it up a little. It didn't work as well as I hoped, but I'm too lazy to outline the image myself with a black pen.

This adorable little girl dressed in her pumpkin costume is from the same stamp set. I colored her with my Copics.

Kraft cardstock-Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye (it's from last year's Halloween stack)
Washi Tape
X-press It white cardstock for Copic coloring

It seems like I'm leaving something out. If you have any questions please let me know. If you have time head on over to Capture The Moment, Papertrey Ink's blog and join the fun!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scrapbook the Everyday Adventure

Hey scrappers! I found this really great video by Shimelle Laine on scrapbooking the "everyday adventure" as she calls it. It gave me a lot of inspiration and I thought you might enjoy it as well.

Here's the link to Shimelle's youtube channel.

See you back here soon!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Following A Scrapbook Layout

Hi scrappers! I'm so happy and honored to tell you all that I'm a Design Team member for the Bugbytes now! I feel honored to have this opportunity. Please head over there because all the DT members are so talented and I know you will be inspired.

For my first post I thought it would be fun to work with a sketch, so I chose the layout below from Page Maps. This is my take on the layout, of course there are multiple variations. The great thing about sketches is that you can switch things up to make it work for you.

Below is a picture of the sketch:

This is a picture of my finished layout...well finished as it can be without my pictures and journalling added. I normally include both of those, but this page was made in anticipation of the photos I'll take on my vacation. I'm really looking forward to spending a week at the beach with my family!

Alright, here you can see the die cut pieces I created for my layout. On the right is a rough idea of how I thought I would lay out my page. I didn't end up using the flip flops and sunglasses (but they are too cute and I know I'll use them for something) because I just couldn't find a good place for them.

I tried something new on this page. I stamped the sentiments on my journalling page and then colored them in with some Copic markers. I really like the idea of combining coloring and scrapbooking, so you'll probably see more of this from me.

To create another embellishment I used my circle punch to cut out one of the pattern circles. I love this paper and will probably use a bunch of these circles in the future to create a funky background for another layout. I have to admit that cutting up this paper was kind of difficult. I'm sure some of you can understand how difficult it can be to cut up paper you really like.

Okay, so my take on the sketch...I cut a similar "top note" shape to mat my pictures on. I placed my journalling card on the right just like the sketch, and stamped my title. Instead of using a scallop-edge on the horizontal piece of cardstock, I chose to use more of a wave shape, this helps to continue the beach theme of the layout. I added two embellishments, same as the sketch. A sticker page was included in this paper pack and it had a wonderful blue flourish, so I added that to the top of my page. Again, this image reminds me of water and continues the beach theme.

  • Brown Polka Dot Pattern Paper-October Afternoon "Fly A Kite"
  • Pattern Paper-Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer"
  • Solid Cardstock-Papertrey Ink
  • Pack Your Bag Cricut cartridge Seagull cut at 3-inches, Whate cut at 2.5-inches
  • Elegant Edges-Top Note shape cut at 6-inches
  • Peachy Keen Critter Face Assortment (medium size)
  • Brads-My Mind's Eye
  • Twine-Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps-'Perspectives' by Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards, 'Kite Tails' by October Afternoon, 'Schoolhouse Backdrops' by Lawn Fawn
  • Ink-Jenni Bowlin
  • Copic Markers-R27, R29, Y15, Y19
  • Glossy Accents
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen
  • EK Succes 1 3/4-inch circle punch

Thank you for taking the time to look at my scrapbook page today, and thanks to Pam for adding me to your incredibly talented design team! Please visit my blog to see what else I'm working on.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Card Camp-Week 4

Hi scrappers! This is a super quick post because I'm leaving for vacation in the morning. It's week 4, the final week of card camp and I wanted to give this color combo a try...even if I didn't have a lot of time to work on it. The colors this week remind me of the beach, which I love!

Fun combination, right?!

The card is 5 x 5-inch card. The small square are 1 and 1/2-inches. I also used a 1-inch circle punch.

  • Solid Cardstock-Papertrey Ink
  • Pattern Paper-Basic Grey "Sweet Threads"
  • Thickers
  • Buttons-Papertrey Ink
  • Martha Stewart heart punch
  • Brads-My Mind's Eye
  • White embroidery floss
  • Mini Paperclip-Papertrey Ink
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and I'll see you all very soon. Oh and next Tuesday, July 25 I have a fun announcement. I love comments!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Design Team Submission

Hi scrappers! I hope you had a nice weekend.I've got a really fun card to share with you. I decided to "throw my hat into the ring" and submit a project for a chance to be on Robyn, My Pink Stamper's Design Team. I'm sure she will have lots and lots of entries, so my chances are pretty slim, but why not give it a shot?! She gave us the following guidelines:

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......


I just happened to get an order in last week from Two Peas In A Bucket which had a stamp that was perfect for this color combination. We are also able to add 1 color of our choice, so can you guess what I picked? Red, of course!

Aren't they the cutest little monsters?! I colored them with my Copics. The card is 3 and 3/4-inches squared. I created it by welding 2 postage stamp shaped images together on my Gypsy. I colored the balloon twice so I could cut 1 out to pop up on the card. I also added Glossy Accents to the balloon.

  • Kraft cardstock-Papertrey Ink
  • X-press It cardstock for Copic coloring
  • Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye "Fly A Kite"
  • Tiny Tags Die-Papertrey Ink
  • B is for Boy-welded card cut at 9-inches
  • Stamp-My Pink Stamper and Stamping Bella "Monstahbash"
  • Copic Markers-sorry I forgot to write them down
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Jenni Bowlin
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities-Large Labels
  • Glossy Accents
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen-white
  • Twine-Divine Twine (I think, sorry)

I'm happy with my card, even if it doesn't get me a spot on the design team. I'm also pretty impressed with my ability to stay within the color scheme. Color challenges can be, well, challenging! Lol! If you're interested in submitting your own project or want to see what everyone else has created you can check it out here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Card Camp-Week 3

Hey scrappers. I'm in week 3 of summer card camp and I have a fun card to share with you today. I actually created this card for camp and also Papertrey Ink's 'Make It Monday'. The challenge at PTI was to include a pocket on the front of a card.

Here is this week's color combo:

To create my pocket I simply sewed 2 pieces of paper together. I also used a scallop edger punch on my pocket. I used clear embossing powder to create the stripe background.

To create the star embellishment's I stamped a star image onto a piece of paper using red ink and then cut them out with my scissors. Then I added a button to the center and stitched it to the paper.

  • Solid cardstock-Papertrey Ink
  • Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye
  • Stamp-Papertrey Ink "Tiny Tags"
  • Ink-Papertrey Ink "Pure Poppy"
  • Twine-Papertrey Ink
  • Brad-My Mind's Eye
  • Flower and Tag-Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer"
  • Stamp-Hero Arts "Oxford Collection"
  • Embossing Powder-Stampendous (clear)
  • VersaMark

Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you soon. I love comments and if you have any questions please let me know.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Card Camp-Week 2

Hey scrappers! Two posts in one day, pretty amazing right?! If you're looking for my Sassy Lady design team post click here. I'm back this afternoon to share my card for week 2 of summer card camp. I'm having fun seeing all the amazing talent of the designers. At first glance I thought this color combo would be pretty simple, but I'm discovering that really sticking to the 5 colors can be challenging. We are able to use neutral colors like white, brown, black on our cards as needed.

Onto the is this weeks color combo

I decided to use a colored image again this week. And let me just say that I'm still pretty new to the Copic world, and I still have a lot to learn. This is also the first time I've colored an animal and I don't quite have the texture part of it down, but I think he turned out pretty cute anyway.

I used the same technique I did last week of heat embossing a background stamp and applying ink after. This time I used 3 different colors of ink and I think the end result is really cool.

  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and X-press It (Copic image)
  • Pattern Paper: October Afternoon "Fly A Kite"
  • Ink: Jenni Bowlin
  • Tag Die: Papertrey Ink
  • Twine: Papertrey Ink
  • Stamp: Stampendous "Dream"
  • Digital Image: Some Odd Girl "Tweet"
  • Embossing Powder: Stampendous (white)
  • Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by, I always love comments. See you soon.

An Artist At Work Layout

Hey scrappers, this is Kate from Sassy and Scrappy! I hope you all are enjoying your summer with family and friends, I certainly am. The pictures I chose to scrap today are of my nephew decorating some $1 bird houses I picked up at Michael's, they are gifts for his Mom and my Mom (Grammy) for Mother's Day. As you will see in the pictures he loves using lots of bling and flowers. He had a vision, so I let the little artist run free with my supplies...well, with a little supervision. Lol!

Here is a sample of the paper and cardstock stickers I used.

I decided to cut a pair of scissors and a bottle of glue to add to my layout. Both of these items came from Nate's ABC's.

In the two pictures above I tried to show a little bit of my process. I cut and lay out my paper and embellishments where I think they will go, before adhering anything. As you can see I ended up moving things around.

This is a picture of the tag I added my journalling to. I used 2 different stamp sets and a border punch from Fiskars.

A close-up of the Cricut embellishments I created with the help of my Gypsy.

Instead of using one of my cartridges for the title of this layout I decided to used a combination of Thickers and alphabet stickers. I like the variation in color and style of the letters.

Left page

Right page


  • Pattern Paper and stickers: October Afternoon "Fly A Kite"
  • Solid Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
  • Thickers: American Crafts
  • Alphabet Stickers: My Mind's Eye
  • Twine: The Twinery
  • Glue cut from Nate's ABC's at 2.75-inches
  • Scissors cut from Nate's ABC's at 2 -inches
  • Buttons and Kraft Twine: Papertrey Ink
  • Mini Paperclip and designer masking tape: Tim Holtz
  • Border Punch: Fiskars "Notebook"
  • Stamps-Technique Tuesday, Unity Stamps
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today. I hope this layout will provide some inspiration to scrap or create a fun "summery", (not really a word, but you get the idea) card. I always love comments and if there are any questions I'd be happy to answer them.